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HR and a Harasser

When I worked at [Large AAA studio], it was undergoing a cultural change as a result of doubling in size very rapidly. There was a very prominent, very toxic white guy (let's call him D) who was basically permanently in his position of power due to his role. He was...

F***ability ratings

Many years ago, when I was a junior developer, I worked at a studio where people would go out for drinks every Friday night. In my first year there, we hired a female developer. I sat in on meetings where my colleagues (some who were much more senior) would talk about...

It won’t be the last

Content warning: sexual assault With this recent wave of horrible harassment and abuse stories coming out, here's mine. I went to my first GDC when I was student, it was really expensive and I ended up having 2 roommates in my hostel who were also going to their first...

Places to cry

As a woman working in games, there have been so many times when I've been sad and angry and frustrated at work. I don't like to show "negative" emotions in front of my teams or reports (so I'm not seen as "too emotional"), so I've found the best places to cry at work...

Tinder Bro

I once worked with a guy who literally would be on his phone looking at Tinder in our standup meetings. He was super obvious about it as well. That's the whole story.